Friday, November 30, 2012

Furioso Starting Logan Office Project

Giorgio Furioso plans to begin construction on his 14th Street office project on December 10th, the developer announced this morning.   The 42,000 s.f. office building will take the place of the empty lot at 1525 14th Street, NW, wrapped around the adjacent building Furioso already owns that holds Posto.

The Logan Circle-based Furioso Development has worked for years on the development, known now as 1525 Fourteen, but after weighing various options for the site concluded that the underserved office market was the most viable for the site.

Furioso told DCMud he sees the future building as an anchor of 24/7 neighborhood activity, bringing more feet to 14th Street during day to balance the throngs that populate the nighttime hotspot.

Furioso said several office tenants are already lined up, but no announcements have been made yet on the 3,600 square feet of street-level retail.  The project was nearly ready for construction this summer, with only "last minute" issues hindering construction.  The design for the six-story LEED gold building, which includes a green roof, geothermal heating, and solar panels, is by architecture firm Eric Colbert and Associates.  Two underground floors include 28-small-car parking spaces, accessible by car elevator, and a charging station for hybrids.  The building also includes a bicycle room complete with showers.

Washington D.C. real estate development news


Anonymous said...

I hope Furioso reconsiders how ugly this facade is. Yuk.

Anonymous said...

I liked the original cubist design.

Anonymous said...

it's a better design than Eric Colbert's residential junk...either Eric is better at commercial or Georgio is his first client that pushed him to make something attractive...

The King of Spain said...

Definitely better than Colbert's work, but I don't trust renderings. I've been burned too many times before.

Anonymous said...

This design IS by Colbert, and I really like it.

Skidrowe said...

Bear in mind, some of you "anonymouses" above, that commercial buldings have higher budgets than residential buildings. The so-called "cubist" version was sunk by being so overwhelmingly expensive to build that even the switch to commercial couldn't save it. It would be nice if it all boiled down to talent, but let's face it, budget is crucial.

Anonymous said...

Boy the ireegular facade is so cliché these days. Its already old and now it its botched as well. The proportions of the openings are anything but graceful. Contrary to the comments above this is not Colbert's best work by far. It's too bad.

Anonymous said...

This is Colbert? I knew only his had could produce such a clunky design.

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